Taint

Taint [ teynt ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to corrupt, contaminate or spoil
2. (tr.v.) to effect as though causing a disease
3. (intr.v.) to contaminate or affect with decay
4. (n.) a moral spot or stain
5. (n.) a touch or influence that infects
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The money was considered to be tainted because of money laundering accusation.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The whole thing was badly tainted when he was injured playing for England at the last World Cup, said Macdonald. 

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